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Twitter explores letting two accounts co-author a tweet

Twitter explores letting two accounts co-author a tweet

As TechCrunch reports, Twitter has confirmed that it is "exploring" a new feature that will allow two accounts to co-author the same tweet. App researcher Alessandro Paluzzi has been posting evidence of the feature's development since at least December, but recently revealed what appears to be an official dialog box from Twitter about how these tweet collaborations might work.

A co-authoring feature wouldn't be a stretch for Twitter, given that competitor Instagram has offered something similar from 2021. There are many reasons why two accounts might want to associate their names with the same post, from brand partnerships, influencer campaigns, or even just sharing credits for a funny post.

According to the screenshot posted by Paluzzi, you'll only be able to invite public accounts that follow you to co-author a tweet, and they'll have to accept your invitation. Hopefully there is some mechanism in place to prevent popular accounts from being repeatedly hit with requests to co-author spammy tweets. Once published, collaborative tweets are shared with followers on both accounts, and both avatars will be shown in the top left of the post.

There's no word on when Twitter might roll out Companion Tweets, or whether it will make it out of the development phase. But with at least one competitor to Twitter already offering such a feature, it looks like Twitter will want to follow suit.

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